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Food, Inc.
     

Food, Inc.

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by Karl Weber
 

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Food, Inc. is guaranteed to shake up our perceptions of what we eat. This powerful documentary deconstructing the corporate food industry in America was hailed by Entertainment Weekly as ''more than a terrific movie - it's an important movie.'' Aided by expert commentators such as Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser, the film poses questions such as: Where has my

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Food, Inc. is guaranteed to shake up our perceptions of what we eat. This powerful documentary deconstructing the corporate food industry in America was hailed by Entertainment Weekly as ''more than a terrific movie - it's an important movie.'' Aided by expert commentators such as Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser, the film poses questions such as: Where has my food come from, and who has processed it? What are the giant agribusinesses and what stake do they have in maintaining the status quo of food production and consumption? How can I feed my family healthy foods affordably? Expanding on the film's themes, the book Food, Inc. will answer those questions through a series of challenging essays by leading experts and thinkers. This book will encourage those inspired by the film to learn more about the issues, and act to change the world.

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ISBN-13:
9781458759719
Publisher:
ReadHowYouWant, LLC
Publication date:
05/21/2010
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
598
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.21(d)

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Food Inc. 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
mir789 More than 1 year ago
I have never watched the movie, but this book is very informative. It has made me think about what I eat and where it comes from. It has made me think about global issues such as world hunger and has given me a closer look at using ethanol as fuel. I would suggest this book if you want to know more about the government, businesses, world issues, and what's on your plate.
RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
Could the current food production system be any more problematic? Consider corn, America's largest food crop. While millions of people around the word starve, the United States insists that its farmers divert 40% of their annual corn crops to produce ethanol, an inefficient biofuel that does little to alleviate the energy problem. Consider factory farms - some of which use cramped holding pens for animals, or confine them in tight metal cages or concrete bins; there farmers inject them with dubious hormones and feed them feathers, poultry excrement, cement dust and rotten food. Edited by writer Karl Weber, this collection of 25 expert articles on food production and related issues reveals shocking facts about our food chain. getAbstract recommends this book to those who want to eat more healthfully, and to anyone who wants to know more about what they are eating and where it comes from.
mysterybuff47 More than 1 year ago
Just as Sinclair Lewis investigated the meat-packing industry in the early 1900's, this is the 21st Century's reminder that things are not safe/clean/ethical in today's food processing industry. Companion book for the Food, Inc. DVD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A good guide to learn about the foods in the distribution line
Guest More than 1 year ago
As an excellent reference on a research writing project
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This movie is excellent, it will change your life for the better! I highly recommend!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ever wonder why we're the fattest, unhealthiest nation in the world?Read the book, watch the documentary - both are excellent.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I not only use the information in my personal life but as a psychotherapist share with patients especially the parents of my children and adolsecenty patients.
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